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Old 11-07-2009, 02:06 PM
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Grinding when mirrors fold

Ok when I press the fold buttonn for my wing mirrors they make a kinda grinding noise. Like the motor is on a loop and it can't quite get a grip on the mirrors. Almost like tghe motor is going on over and over and over till they finally fold. It kinda ruins the look when I get out my car and fold the mirrors in lol.

Anyone had this or know how to fix it?

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Re: Grinding when mirrors fold

do you live in a windy/sandy area?

if it is not the motor it is very possible that there is dirt/debris between the mirror and the mount or possible even internal. can you tell from the noise if it is the motor? is it both mirrors? do they fold any slower, lag, or buck/hop while retracting?

if you think at all this could be it you can try a hose w/ a good amount of pressure or even an air hose. a buddy of mine had this issue and he lived out in utah where it was extremely windy and sandy. he cleaned them out real good and that fixed the problem.

if this does not sound like the issue it could be a motor issue or possibly even the gear that retracts the mirror could be worn.

how technical are you? mechanically savvy? do you trust yourself to remove them and open em up?

hope this helps... if not hopefully someone from the site has had the same or a similar issue and will have better answers for you.

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Re: Grinding when mirrors fold

Thanks mate good advice! I will try give them a clean with the pressure washer and see if it works. The mirrors do fold but in sections. It's not a smooth motion I think it might be the gears that are worn. I might open one up and have a look.
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Re: Grinding when mirrors fold

my power folding mirros also do that. The passenger side is smooth as can be, but my drivers side clicks everynow and then until it finally catches and closes. It sounds like the gears are slipping with worn teeth. I know ill be bored today, so ill tear mine apart and check it out. Ill also be sure to take pictures along the way incase i find something that can be fixed.

I tried greasing the hinge, but it didnt do too much.

EDIT (12 hrs later):

I got home today and took the mirror completely apart. Turns out, your gears will never slip. They are metal. There is a belt inside that can slip. It connects the gears to the actual turning plate. The BEST thing to do would be replace the belt. Its kind of a pain, but if pay very close attention to detail, its not bad. I cleaned some dirt out from between the rotating plates and I also rotated the belt about 1/4 of its length. After reassembling the whole mirror, it works great now. No slipping what so ever.

Unfortunately, I took pictures the entire way except for taking the motor assembly apart (the most complicated part). I got really into it and forgot about pictures until it was all back together. But power washing or compressed air may really benefit you. Also, the belt has little teeth so I think rotating it helped put the stresses on different teeth and it gets a better grip now.

Hope that helped. If you have any questions about the mirrors feel free to ask and Ill try to help you as best I can.
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Re: Grinding when mirrors fold

Hi,

Sorry for the late reply! That's good I'm glad it's something (relatively) simple and cheap to sort out. I dont suppose you could post some pics up and give a bit more info could you? That'd be great.

Also, where can I get a replacement belt?

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